Minister unable to confirm increase of Limerick community Gardaí

first_imgLinkedin WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement NewsMinister unable to confirm increase of Limerick community GardaíBy Staff Reporter – January 6, 2017 741 Previous articleBelltable cinema partnership with Irish Film InstituteNext articleMcCarthy refused bail for grandmother’s funeral Staff Reporter Facebook Printcenter_img TAGSDeputy Niall CollinsGardaílimerickMinister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email ALTHOUGH she has committed to increase Garda numbers this year, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is unable to confirm if there will be more community Gardaí allocated to Limerick.Responding to a parliamentary question from Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins, Minister Fitzgerald said the Government is committed to ensuring visible, effective and responsive policing throughout the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Stating that 23 Gardaí were assigned to the Limerick division in 2016, she added that the Government wants to increase overall Garda numbers to 21,000 by 2021 comprising 15,000 Gardaí, 2,000 Reserve members and 4,000 civilians.It is expected that 3,200 new Gardaí will be recruited on a phased basis over the next four years, in addition to the 1,200 that have been recruited since the reopening of the Garda College in September 2014.300 new appointments will also be made to the Garda Reserve.Together with the 23 Gardaí assigned to Limerick last year, a further 656 recruits have “attested as members of An Garda Síochána and have been assigned to mainstream uniform duties”, she said.900 more Gardaí will qualify from the training college this year bringing overall numbers up to 13,500.Minister Fitzgerald said that the “focus on investment in personnel is critical.”“Gardaí have a role to play in addressing community policing issues as and when the need arises and, in that sense, community policing involves far more than a single unit within An Garda Síochána.“The moratorium on recruitment introduced in 2010 resulted in a significant reduction in the number of dedicated Community Gardaí throughout the state.”A number of Limerick rural stations closed during the Garda Consolidation process drawing sharp criticism from Deputy Collins.Doon and Shanagolden stations closed in March 2012. Galbally, Kilfinane, Castletown Conyers, Kilmeedy and Tournafolla  were closed by the end of January 2013. Mary Street Station in Limerick City was also closed as part of the cost saving restructuring process.Minister Fitzgerald said that Government is rebuilding the force and providing the Commissioner with the resources she needs to allow her to deploy increasing numbers of Community Gardaí across every Garda Division, including Limerick, in the coming years.She added that the force would continue to receive substantial investment in resources across the board under the Government’s Capital Plan 2016 – 2021.€205 million in additional funding for communications technology and €46 million for new Garda vehicles has been allocated over the lifetime of the plan. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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O’ Doherty wins Women’s mini-marathon

first_imgThe previous fastest run over the distance was set on the same course by fellow Kenyan Wilson Kipsang.He went round in 2 hours 3 minutes and 23 seconds. The Dolla native, who represents Borrisokane Athletic Club, came home first on a route that began at the Jimmy Doyle Bridge, before finishing up at LIT Tipperary. And in other athletics news, Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto has broken the men’s marathon world record time.He surpassed the record with a time of 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds in Berlin.last_img read more

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NBA All-Star Game 2019: 3 takeaways from Team LeBron’s comeback win

first_img NBA All-Star Game 2019: 7 crazy stats from Team LeBron’s win over Team Giannis Giannis is ready to take the league by stormAlthough the Bucks have the best record in the NBA and Antetokounmpo is a front-runner for MVP, Team LeBron was considered the favorite in this contest. Antetokounmpo responded to the critics with a plethora of dunks. His most impressive one came on an unorthodox bounce pass from Stephen Curry.OH MY GOOOOOOOODNESS 😳#Giannis | #NBAAllStar— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 18, 2019Antetokounmpo even managed to rattle a pair of 3-pointers home en route to his 38 points and 11 rebounds on 17-of-23 shooting. Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade still have gas in the tankNowitzki and Wade played limited minutes in the game, but still showed bursts of the talent that helped them become legends.Nowitzki connected on all three of his field goal attempts, and all of them were 3-pointers.HOLD EM UP. 🔥— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) February 18, 2019Meanwhile, Wade notched his 13th All-Star appearance and got to throw one last lob to his good friend LeBron James.It had to happen once last time…[cc: 2010-2014]— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 18, 2019Wade finished with seven points on 2-of-4 shooting.Three points are better than twoAs always, the All-Star Game featured basketball’s best shooters. When it came down to it, long range marksmen were what won the game.Despite trailing by 13 points at the half and battling against a deficit of 20 plus, Team LeBron used the deep ball to secure the victory. Team LeBron didn’t get off to a great start, but came back to claim a 178-164 victory over Team Giannis in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.Giannis Antetokounmpo and his team were motivated, but Team LeBron’s late game run was too much to handle. Kevin Durant took home his second All-Star Game MVP with 31 points on the night.Here are three takeaways from the final event of All-Star Weekend: Related Newscenter_img NBA All-Star Game 2019: Kevin Durant earns MVP honors James’ squad shot 90 3-pointers, which was 13 more than the opposition. It connected on 35 of those attempts and 11 different players contributed at least one made 3-pointer.Six total players hit five or more 3-pointers in the contest, the most ever in an All-Star Game.OptaLarry contributed to this reportlast_img read more

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